Executive Board

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Sara Tayara
President

Sara is a senior from Syria who grew up in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. She is currently pursuing a concurrent degree in Urban and Regional Studies and Information Science with a minor in Business. Aside from International Students Union, she is involved with the Straight Edge, Cornell University Sustainable Design, and the Arab Student Association.

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Rishabh Sarup
Vice President of the Funding Committee

Rishabh is a sophomore from Singapore. He is majoring in Computer Science and Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences. Outside of International Students Union, he loves researching with his project team, working with the Social Enterprise Group and working on Ezrabox.

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Christine Relander
Vice President of the Advocacy Committee

Christine is a senior from Finland. She is majoring in Biology, concentrating in neurobiology and minoring in Human Development. Aside from International Students Union she was involved with AIESEC and is now leading the European Cultural Society at Cornell.

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Victor Besse
Vice President of the Planning Committee

Victor is a junior from Mexico and France. He is currently pursing a double major in Mathematics and Economics, minoring in Business, Applied Economics, Music and Philosophy. Outside of International Students Union, he was the Recruitment Chairman of the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity and the Vice President of the Cornell European Cultural Society.

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Sarah Zhang
Vice President of the Publicity Committee

Sarah is a senior from New Zealand. She is pursuing a major in Fine Arts and a minor in Information Science, concentrating in User Experience. Outside of ISU she is the Assistant Manager of AAP's Print Media Studios and was involved in The Cornell Daily Sun.

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Akanksha Jain
Vice President of the Internal Operations Committee

Akanksha is a senior from Singapore and India. She is currently pursuing a major in Human Biology, Health, & Society with minors in business, health policy and information science. Aside from the international student union she is involved in the student assembly as the international representative at large and APO Gamma.

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Valencia Lambert
Director of Executive Board

Valencia is a senior from Tanzania. She is studying Global and Public Health Sciences and is Pre-Med. Aside from International Students Union, Valencia is part of the pre-professional society P3, an ambassador for Atlantis, a member of the GPHS student board, and a member of the African Dance Repertoire.

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Aaron Li
International Students Representative

Aaron is a senior from China. He is a Government and History major and aside from International Students Union he is involved in Class of 2020 Council and the Mainland China Students Association.

FundingWe finance international and cultural organizations’ events that promote internationalism on campus, from Mid-Autumn Festival to Diwali to Norooz.

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Soyee Park
South Korea
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Huey Le
Vietnam
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Cynoc Boahene
Ghana
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Claire Beck-Belaman
United Kingdom
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Bee Chen
China
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Adam Shehab
Singapore
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Ryan Zheng
Myanmar

PlanningWe organize and host our own events aimed towards creating a comfortable atmosphere for people to learn about other cultures and have conversations about current global affairs

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Julia Schwartz
Argentina
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Yagmur Dulger
Turkey
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Yifan He
China
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Dana Gonzalez
Colombia
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Kaya Ito Alpturer
Turkey
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Aaryaman Mishr
Singapore, India
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Sergio Limandibhratha
Indonesia
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Cecilia Theodosy Msogoya
Tanzania
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Charles Mensa
Ghana
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Maria Christina
Greece
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Avivi Wang
China, Canada

AdvocacyWe advocate for the needs of international students and for global causes

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Dohun Kim
South Korea
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Zoya Mohsin
Kenya
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Abigail Eskinder Hailu
Ethiopia
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Yagmur Dulger
Turkey
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Amorita George
UAE
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Steven Liu
China
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Shirley Huang
China
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Jaewon Sim
South Korea
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Ka Kiu Natalie Kwan
Hong Kong
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Peiwen Shi
China
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Priya Padhan
Nepal
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Prince Marfo
Ghana
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Soumaya Zaadoud
Morocco
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AbdulRahman Al-Mana
Qatar

PublicityWe are responsible for all of ISU's publicity for in house events and recruitment. We use film, photography, graphic design skills, and social media to promote our events.

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Jung Hyeon Tyra Kim
South Korea
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Sophia Gao
China
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Nadya Mikhaylovskaya
Russia
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Michelle Ren Zhang
Chile
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Khuslen Khosbayar
Mongolia
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Han Wang
Canada, China
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Elena Setidarma
Indonesia
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Darius Tam
Hong Kong
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Catherine Pan
China

Internal Operations

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Yi Hsin Wei
Hong Kong
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Nadia Samaha
Lebanon
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Julie Seljegard
Norway, Japan
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Jason Wang
Japan
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Ethan Kahm
Hong Kong
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Unaizah Alma
Pakistan
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Duoer Jia
China